Haapsalu is a major seaside resort town on the west coast of Estonia, approximately 100 km south-west of Tallinn. Haapsalu was chartered in 1279 and is well known for its historic and maritime ambience, warm sea water, curative mud baths and friendly residents. It's a wonderful little town with narrow streets for families and romantic couples who enjoy having picnics, walking, visiting spas and taking mud baths, sailing and swimming.


Haapsalu Castle

Get in

By bus

Haapsalu has a regular bus connection to Tallinn, Pärnu and Kärdla among other cities. Bus schedules can be found at Tpilet.ee.


View from the castle of Haapsalu


Haapsalu Station with the Estonian Railway Museum in the background


A view to Haapsalu Bay in spring

Haapsalu is a seaside resort and one of the main attractions is the beach. Famous mud baths can be taken in numerous facilities in Haapsalu.

The town is also well known for its White Lady Days, Old Music Festival, Violin Festival and the August Blues Festival.




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